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KNOX, John. An Historical Journal Of The Campaigns in North-America, For The Years 1757, 1758, 1759 and 1760: Containing The Most Remarkable Occurrences of that Period, Particularly The Two Sieges of Quebec, &c., &c. The Orders of The Admirals and General Officers. Descriptions of the Countries where the Author has served, with their Forts and Garrisons; their Climates, Soil, Produce; and A Regular Diary of the Weather. As Also Several Manifesto's, A Mandate of the late Bishop of Canada; The French Orders and Dispositions for the Defence of the Colony...
London: Printed for the Author, 1769. In two volumes. First edition. 4to., full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt compartments, leather labels, ix, (vi) (Subscribers), 405, (1) Errata; 465pp. With 2 engraved frontis portraits of Wolfe and Amherst by J. Miller, and with a folding engraved map. This copy has been professionally rebacked with calf spines after the style of the period, touch of wear to corners o/w a fine copy of an important book. "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec." Knox came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1757 with his regiment, the 43rd Foot, to participate in Lord Loudon's intended expedition against Louisbourg. However, this attack was postponed and the regiment was not employed in Amherst's successful siege. They were present at the battle of the Plains of Abraham, serving in the winter of 1759-60 under James Murray at Quebec. They were with Murray at the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. Knox's personal observations are supplemented by contemporary documents, official orders and other documents in both English and French. TPL 323, Howes K222, Sabin 38164.